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Prime Poway Woman No. 21: Heidi Hensey

Hensey is an arts teacher at Poway High School.

Growing up, Heidi Hensey had few examples of working moms.

“When I was in high school, I don’t think it was expected I would have a career... maybe a job until I had children,” she said.

Now Hensey, who has lived in Poway for eight years, is in her second year teaching art at . But the teacher and mother also finds time to be active in other parts of the PHS and at , where her children attend. She’s also involved in the local .

Despite the challenges the different roles she serves may bring, Hensey said, “It is so important to continue to grow as an individual, and try new things and develop your own personal interests and skills.”

“I think, most importantly for me, has been to keep God at the center of my life and to find balance in all aspects of my life.”

What does Women’s History Month mean to you?

“What does Women’s History Month mean to you? I think it’s fabulous that we take time to honor women and their accomplishments. Our young girls really need that positive reinforcement as a response to all the negative media that bombards their lives. We ‘older’ women need to stop and reflect on all we’ve achieved, as well. We must learn from the past, be grateful for the present, and work towards the future.”

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